Wednesday 24. August, 2016

Coalition Increases Pressure to Ban Pokies in Tasmanian Pubs and Clubs

The Community Voice on Pokies Reform has sent an open letter to Premier Will Hodgman calling for more action to be taken over the pokies issue in the state, particularly pushing for poker machines to be removed from pubs and clubs altogether.

The coalition is made up of thirty three organisations, community groups and local councils and aims to make Tasmanians’ voices heard by the Joint Select Committee on Gambling in Tasmania.

The latest push by the committee comes after Australian gambling statistics have revealed that Tasmanians lost $114 million on poker machines in pubs and clubs in the 2014-15 financial year, an increase from the $111 million lost the year before. This was more than the $90 million lost to pokies in casinos.

“We continue to see more money than we would like to see poured into poker machines in this state,” said Meg Webb, spokeswoman for the coalition.

“That money represented in those statistics is coming from the pockets of people who can least afford to lose it and communities who can least afford to lose it.”

“Poker machines belong in a casino environment; in that environment we can put in place appropriate consumer protection and harm minimisation measures. They don’t belong in the community.”

The online letter to Premier Hodgman has already received more than 800 signatures.

Treasurer Peter Gutwein assured that the government is committed to reforming gambling and specifically pokies operation in Tasmania. He said the government will be reviewing the tax rate on gambling and on poker machines, as well as assessing the Community Support Levy.

The Upper House amendments to the terms of reference for the Joint Select Committee on Gaming are still to be debated by the Lower House.


All new Australian players get 130 free spins and bonuses up to €1000 on the first three deposits.


Get 30 free spins and 4 welcome bonuses to a total value of $1400 as a new Australian customer!


New Australian players get 35 free spins on Spiñata Grande and a 100% welcome bonus up to $200!

400% BONUS

As a new Australian customer, deposit €100 and you will get €500 to play for!


Get a €10 exclusive bonus on your first depost and get 10% top-up on your winnings or 10% cashback on your losses the first week.


Get 50% of the deposit you make in free spins! Deposit $400 in order to get 200 free spins! Also, 100% bonus on your first deposit!

$500 BONUS

Join All Australian Casino and get a 100% bonus up to $500 as a new Australian customer!


As a new Australian player, you get 50 free spins and a 200% welcome bonus!


Get up to $1000 in bonus on your first four deposits. Also, 180 free spins to all new Australian players!


Get 100 free spins on Starburst and a first deposit bonus worth up to $400 as a new Australian player!

PokiesPedia was last updated:
April 16, 2017

Receive 100 Free Spins Now!

Receive 100 Free Spins Now!

Join our mailing list to receive 100 free spins instantly and the best bonus offers for Australians!

You have Successfully Subscribed!